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Beware that Schiphol has had staff shortages and wait times may be very long.
Schiphol International Airport is one of the central airports. All the well-known airlines are flying from and to Schiphol on a daily base. Transportation from Schiphol Airport to Delft is possible by public transport or the special taxi service called Schiphol Travel Taxi. There is a direct train connection between Schiphol International Airport and Delft railway station (plan your train journey). Travelling time is about 40 minutes; the frequency is 5 times per hour.
Apart from Schiphol International Airport there is the smaller and more Western European orientated Rotterdam The Hague Airport. The airport is approximately a 15-minute drive from the centre of Delft. Flying into Brussels or Antwerp is also an option. Trains travel from Belgium to Rotterdam regularly (including high speed Thalys).
Participants coming from the UK or Scandinavia can take one of the ferries from and to Rotterdam or the Hook of Holland. A train-ride from the Hook of Holland takes about 40 minutes to Delft, one from Rotterdam city centre approximately 13 minutes.
- There are taxis available at the airport, or a reservation can be made through the website. A trip to Schiphol costs approximatly €80.00. Travel time from Schiphol to Amsterdam is approximately 40 minutes outside of the rush hours.
- By train
- The trains run directly underneath the terminals, and the platforms can be reached by elevator from the airport’s main entrance hall. Trains to Delft run every 15 minutes. A direct connection without a transfer runs every 30 minutes (direction Dordrecht). Be sure to read the sign boards above the platforms to be sure that Delft is listed. The journey takes about 40 minutes. One-way tickets can be bought at a ticket machine in the main entrance hall for €20.72 (first class) or €12.60 (second class). Train tickets do not require a reservation and can be paid for by debit card or credit card. Schedules can be found on the website of NS. Eurostar connect England to the Netherlands.
Transportation within Delft
Delft is a small town, and distances are all relatively small. The city center is walking distance from the railway station. Both the railway station and the city center are no more than 2.5 km from the university campus and Geoscience faculty. Delft has an excellent cycling infrastructure, and the university can be reached by bike within 5 minutes from the city center.
Important to remember: Bicycle theft is the number one crime in the Netherlands. Be sure to always lock your bike securely, whether in the city center or on campus.
Tram line 1 and buses stop right outside the front of the station. Bus 174 will take you to the conference venue ‘Aula TU Delft’. Tram 1 will take you to The Hague in about 30 minutes and to Scheveningen beach in about 45 minutes.
Buses from the train station to the university run very frequently (approximately every 5-10 minutes). Bus stops can be found in and around the city center. For more information, see the online journey planner.
A taxi ride takes around 5-10 minutes from any hotel in Delft to the faculty at a cost of around €10.00 (a small tip for the driver is appreciated) and can be ordered at:
- Delfia Taxi, phone: +31 15 285 58 00
- Deltax, phone: +31 15 219 19 19
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